Minn Kota Renews with Texas Team Trail

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NORMAN, Okla. (December 18, 2014) – Minn Kota, the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, will remain an official sponsor of the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela’s in 2015. The renewal comes as the Texas Team Trail and Minn Kota look to build on what’s been a rewarding partnership for the past several seasons.

“We’re so fortunate to have the support of a brand like Minn Kota,” said Mike Hastings, TXTT tournament director. “Their name is synonymous with quality and so many TXTT anglers embrace their products. We’re proud to partner with them and look forward to another year helping promote a great brand.”

Minn Kota offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories in addition to their well-known trolling motor designs.

The Minn Kota electric trolling motor began its life in 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. O. G. Schmidt, inventor of the trolling motor, was known to be a man of many diverse ideas. Prior to the trolling motor, Mr. Schmidt invented, produced and sold a copper-soldering torch from his home in Wheatland, North Dakota.

Due to its success, manufacturing operations were then moved to Fargo. Because of its proximity to the MINNesota – North DaKOTA border, Mr. Schmidt named the business The Minn Kota Manufacturing Company.

Since its founding, Minn Kota has led the way in product innovation and cutting-edge technology.

“The Texas Team Trail represents a great opportunity to support our customers in and around the state of Texas,” said Minn Kota Marketing Director Joe Brown. “We’re excited to be back on board for 2015 and look forward to kicking off the season at Sam Rayburn.”

The tournament circuit, designed exclusively for team competition, will open the 2015 season January 31 on Sam Rayburn Lake. The schedule includes four qualifying events, plus the year-end championship on Lake Palestine, June 13-14. Registration for the 2015 season is already underway.

Anglers with questions or anyone interested in more details are encouraged to visit www.texasteamtrail.com or call 210-788-4143.

2015 TXTT scheduled events:

January 31 – Sam Rayburn Reservoir

February 21 – Toledo Bend

March 28 – Lake Ray Roberts

April 25 – Lake Texoma

Championship – June 13-14 – Lake Palestine